Graduate Research Assistant: Part-Time Position (50% FTE)
Project Description: To evaluate the acceptability, use and effectiveness of HIV self-test kits among men who have sex with men (MSM) in cities with high HIV prevalence, the study “Evaluation of Rapid HIV Self-Testing among MSM in High Prevalence Cities”, known as eSTAMP, is being conducted in several US cities. The current study phase will assess willingness to participate in the study and the acceptability of home testing, and will evaluate the materials, packaging and instructions for conducting self-test activities through focus groups and individual in-depth interviews.
Minimum Qualifications (experience):
1. Successful experience using qualitative research methods.
2. Successful experience coding, analyzing, interpreting and reporting qualitative data.
3. Successful experience in conducting literature reviews, document reviews and content analyses.
Minimum Competencies (skills, knowledge, abilities):
1. Ability to process/interpret large amounts of qualitative data to identify trends/themes.
2. Ability to produce polished work in a variety of written documents (including technical reports, research summaries, formal evaluation reports and manuscripts for publication).
3. Ability to use a variety of computer programs and applications for managing data, designing tables and graphs (in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) and conducting qualitative or quantitative data analysis.
Preferred Qualifications and Competencies:
1. Familiarity with LGBT health issues.
2. Familiarity with Dedoose or other qualitative analysis software.
3. Experience working in public health, psychology, and/or medical research.
4. Ability to work as an effective member of a professional team, with high levels of integrity, energy and confidentiality.
5. Ability to manage complex tasks effectively and under tight deadlines.
6. Ability to meet deadlines and follow through on assignments.
7. Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills, accuracy, and attention to detail.
Application Instructions: Download the Graduate Research Assistant application. Email your completed application, CV, and cover letter addressing your demonstrated qualifications and competencies to: [email protected] (SUBJECT: eSTAMP Graduate Research Assistant).
Health Educator: Part-Time Position at Center on Halsted (COH)
Department: HIV/AIDS/STD Services
Reports to: KIU! and CDPH Projects Manager
Classification status: Part Time
Mission: Center on Halsted advances community and secures the health and well-being of the LGBTQ people of Chicagoland.
Essential Functions: Provide pre-test and post-test HIV counseling, HIV testing services, and referrals for Center on Halsted (COH) clients through the HIV Testing and Prevention Program at COH. This position is particularly geared towards reaching young (13-24 years old) men who have sex with men (MSM) and adult Hispanic and non-Hispanic White MSM through our CDPH grant. This position will geographically target MSM. HIV intervention and health efforts will be focused on reaching particular neighborhoods and zip code areas throughout the Chicago area.
This position will also provide Individual Level Interventions (ILI) and to target populations. Additionally, this position will assist outreach and the creation of outreach materials designed for the target populations.
This position requires the completion of a 3-month COH intensive training along with trainings held by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). This position requires extensive knowledge of HIV/AIDS and STDs. Prior nonprofit experience is beneficial.
This position requires the ability to work days, nights, and weekends.
Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) strongly preferred.
Application Instructions: Please navigate to the Center on Halsted’s Career and Internships webpage for more details about this position and information on how to apply.
Work Study Research Aide
Job Description: Available Spring 2013. Chicago Campus. Medical Social Sciences with the IMPACT LGBT Health and Development Program, which houses studies on mental health, HIV prevention, and substance use and works with community partners like Center on Halsted. This position consists of tasks related to the maintenance of the impactprogram.org website, including cleaning and organizing content, as well as other research-related tasks like literature searches and reviews and working with Endnote library software.
Qualifications: Must be an NU undergraduate student with a Federal Work-Study allotment for the 2012-13 academic year.
Additional Qualifications: Familiarity with WordPress or a content management system; Experience conducting literature reviews; Ability to work with minimal supervision; Ability to handle confidential research materials and information; Detail-oriented, reliable, and organized.
Contact: Please send résumé to Julia Dudek, MPH, Program Manager, IMPACT Program, at
Please visit our Internships page for a full listing of film, web, writing/blogging, and research assistant internship opportunities.
IMPACT Program Diversity Statement: Northwestern University and IMPACT’s commitment to diversity is critical to our mission of advancing access to excellence in academic programs, world-class research, and health programs. Engagement in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military service, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression will not be tolerated. Through its work, the IMPACT Program advances the health and wellbeing of LGBT individuals. Staff and trainees should expect to find a diversity of sexual orientations and gender identities among IMPACT staff, trainees, research participants, and in outreach experiences. We highlight the importance of respecting and valuing this aspect of diversity among staff and trainees.